bio·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ˌbī-ō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē \

Definition of biogeography 

: a science that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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biogeographer \ˌbī-​ō-​jē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər \ noun
biogeographic \ˌbī-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik \ or biogeographical \ˌbī-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \ adjective

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The pasar extrim speaks to Sulawesi’s striking biogeography. The Economist, "Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless," 19 Apr. 2018 This is a story of biogeography as well as medicine and public health, and of the consequences of human travel and transport. National Geographic, "Why Zika Is This Year’s Scary Virus," 28 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of biogeography

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biogeography

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The first known use of biogeography was in 1884

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bio·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \-jē-ˈäg-rə-fē \
plural biogeographies

Medical Definition of biogeography 

: a branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

Other Words from biogeography

biogeographic \-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik \ or biogeographical \-​i-​kəl \ adjective

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